Monday, April 20, 2015

Crafty Secrets Farm Chicks Blog Hop

Good morning! Welcome to the Crafty Secrets Farm Chicks Blog Hop! Each design team member has used the new Farm Chicks Digital Art Stamps and/or the new Digital Chicken Farm Print paper to create an "egg-citing" chicken themed project for you to enjoy! 

If you are coming here from the AMAZING Ginny's Blog, then you are right on track. If not, you can go back to the Crafty Secrets Blog and follow the links. You don't want to miss anything!

I love farm images, and that's a fact! I grew up spending a lot of time at my relatives' farms. My favorite thing to do was feed the chickens! I created this vintage-look rooster card, perfect for a guy or gal. And yes, I realize my chicken wire is SIDEWAYS, but don't judge me! I have been away from farms for a very long time!

I love the kraft and black mixed with ivory and red. Very country chic! I started with a 5" x 6" black card base - my new "go to" card size! To create the barn wood background, I used the "brown wood flowers" paper from the Birds and Blooms Digital Paper Collection and selected the area I wanted to print (I only wanted the wood grain, not the flowers).

Before printing, I added the sentiment from the Farm Chicks Digital Stamp Set to the lower left corner. I also added the birthday sentiment using a font called Another Typewriter. I printed the background paper and sentiments all in one go! I printed the (sideways) chicken wire paper form the Creating with Vintage Patterns CD. The chicken wire image also comes as part of the Farm Chicks set, however, I wanted the "pre distressed" version that was already printed at 8" x 8" and sitting on my table. {grin} I rubbed all the papers with Walnut Stain Distress ink to grunge them up.

The rooster image is also from the Farm Chicks Digital Stamp set. I enlarged the image to 3" x 3" and printed it onto ivory paper. I colored the image with Copic markers. 

Nothing says country like checked ribbon, twine, and a rusty bell. Ok, fields of cows say country, too, but you get my drift! 

If you wanted to stamp a sentiment onto the card, simply print out your digital paper and stamp onto it with your favorite stamps and inks! Thanks for checking out my post today!

Every great blog hop needs a prize, and one lucky winner will receive their very own set of the Farm Chicks Digital Art Stamps and the digital Chicken Farm Paper, too. To have a chance to win, simply visit every blog listed below and leave a nice comment. Then, finish up this hop on the Crafty Secrets Blog and let us know that you've visited and commented on all the designers’ blogs. The winner will be randomly chosen from one of the blog comments on one of the designer's blogs.  How fun is that?

Next up is the sweet and talented Melody's Blog.  She has a wonderful project to share with you, and is the next link on the hop! If you get lost, follow the list below!

Crafty Secrets Blog

If you need MORE chicken goodness in your life, flap on over HERE to see this gift set, which I made last fall! There are tutorials for an altered gift bag, a large tag, an altered gift box, a card with matching envelope, and two gift card holders!

Follow the links in the original post to see all the tutorials and supply lists.

Crafty Secrets Products:
Farm Chicks Digital Art Stamps 
Birds and Blooms Digital Paper Collection
Creating with Vintage Patterns CD

Other Products:
Cardstock: WorldWin Papers Black, Natural, Kraft
Dies: My Favorite Things Fishtail Flag Stax and Layers
Trims: Really Reasonable Ribbon Natural Burlap String, Red and Black Check Ribbon
Rusty Bell: Darice
Markers: Copic
Ink: Ranger Distress Walnut Stain
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, hot glue


  1. *SWOON* Love this! Great layout and beautifully colored rooster ♥

  2. This rooster looks ready to strut right off the card! I love the rustic touches of ribbon, twine and bell...and I would not have noticed that the chicken wire was sideways if you hadn't mentioned it! LOL Thanks for another wonderful project, Gloria!

  3. Funny thing about that chicken wire, I have the older polymer set and now the digital set and ever since the original set came out I have been using the wire sideways. I would have carried on in oblivion if you hadn't mentioned it. Love both your projects and I'm so so happy you had time to join in the fun Gloria. I enjoy your sense of humour and your inspiration.

  4. Gloria!!!! these projects are just awesome!!!! I would not have noticed your chicken wire wasn't on right....because it looked just perfect to me. I super love all the chickeny goodness : )

  5. I like the colors and the look of the chicken wire pennant. very nice!

  6. Love how you colored the rooster and the cute sentiment. I like your other chicken projects too.

  7. Wow, thanks for the inspiration Gloria. Great card and fabulous variety of paper items from last Fall.